DBEIF D2016 Survival Mobile Phone

UPDATE : Please note this only works on a 2G network – which means it wont be able to work for long anymore

the Dual Flashlight, FM, Dual Sim, Power Bank, TV, Mobile Phone everyone should have in there bug out Gear,

I don’t really often do gear reviews but this one stands out for me as an epic buy for your bug out bag, get home bag, or earth quake pack ,

Firstly it replaces 5 main items in your bag.

Its a torch — with a pretty long battery life,

an FM radio, we should always have one of those in a disaster ,, and having this in one package makes it lighter and takes up less space. i dont think you should completely remove a spare from the pack but its way better then using a cell phone and has a separate button for turning it on and off,, way awesome

its water resistant and impact resistant, and that equals heavy.. not a bad thing.

,It has a removable  battery , so a spare can be carried, epic…

it has is a mobile power bank for other cell phones and devices.good to remain connected if you just need a recharge, out side of real SHTF.

its the price, size, shape and weight of a plain power bank ..so why not get the extras,

it has a Dual sim card… and a SD card slot up to 32 GB …

Dual sim need i say more.. we all have issues getting signal in the wild  .. or in a natural disaster .. if you have a mobile with one sim that can be changed with this one.. then 2 more in this phone .. then you have 3 networks .. and that’s 3 times more chance of getting comms through than if you only had one ..

It doesn’t have a GPS, but does support data,  voice and text, this is important to some as they don’t like it with big brother watching .. well this phone is not android and wont load facebook, or email, but does have a  basic web browser . if that concerns you .. you are a lot harder to track with GSM only … only down to the closest tower …

can take photos and video… bad ones … but its better than nothing , and send and receive mms,

it has an analog TV receiver built in , if available in your area for news, etc .( sadly it doesn’t work in my area )

it can’t load pdf’s but maps and other docs can be stored as images so convert them to jpegs and you are fine

Right now, in my EDC bag, I have a spare Flashlight, FM radio , Power Bank and a  Mobile Phone, this will replace them all for less weight and less space, – and at $35 why the hell not.

Description from the manufacturer’s web site :
Packing include:
1 x host
1 x charging plug
1 x data line
1 x Chinese manualColor: black + gold
Appearance design: straight
Shell material: PVC waterproof material
Run memory (RAM): 128M
Body memory: 512M
Maximum storage extension: TF 16G
Network mode: GSM/WCDMA
Network frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900GHZ
Network type: 2G network
Support SIM card quantity: dual sim dual standby
Phonebook capacity: 300 (body 100, SIM card 200)
Screen size: 2.8 inches
Screen resolution: 240*320
Camera: rear 300 thousand pixels
Camera sensor type: CMOS
FM radio: you need to plug in your headset
Photo resolution: maximum support for 640*480
Audio format: MP3
Video format: AVI
Image format: supports JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
MIC: built in MIC
Headphone interface: Micro USB interface
USB interface: 1 Micro USB interface, 1 USB output interface (can act as mobile power)
Other functions: flashlights, calendars, alarm clocks, e-books, calculators, free cell phones televisions etc.
Language support: support many languages (English, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Thai)
Battery: built in 1800mAh lithium battery (removable)
Talking time: 3-5 hours
Standby time: 60 hours
Input voltage: DC 5V
Power adapter: European standard, input AC110-240V 50/60Hz 0.1A, output DC5V 0.5A
Body size: 14.2*6.3*3cm
Body weight: 217g

7 thoughts on “DBEIF D2016 Survival Mobile Phone”

    1. Hi . Not sure what atsc tv is , but it’s analog only … which means I can’t use it here as they switched off the signal where I am a few years back ,also means I can’t test it

      1. “DTV Status compares the worldwide digital broadcasting systems ATSC, DTMB, DVB-T/DVB-T2, and ISDB-T. For terrestrial broadcasting of digital TV programs four competing systems are used. … Now known as DTMB (Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast).”

        We use ATSC in the United States as well as Japan. I was just curious if the phone supported ATSC or DVB.

    1. Nope doesn’t seem to , Ive got two of them and they are not bad phones , mostly because I had a spare phone , a torch and a battery bank in my edc gear . Swapping it for this phone made sense , FYI they do have a very basic browser that is functional . But like a really old Nokia 6310i , one down side is, it doesn’t have a PDF reader , so the data card is of limited use

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